Therapy Dog

Our Therapy teams visit local nursing homes, hospitals, and group homes where people don't have the love of a pet at their disposal. 

 

We also visit schools and libraries to spread the word on proper care and management of a pet.  And because kids of all ages just like to have fun, our teams add laughs and smiles by performing tricks.

Therapy Dog Intro

A therapy dog’s primary function is to brighten someone’s day. Therapy dogs and their handlers visit nursing homes, hospitals and schools to provide emotional support. They put a smile on someone’s face, make their day a little brighter or bring back a cherished memory. Can your dog do therapy work? What do you need to know? Join us for information and question & answers.

Why Therapy Training is Important

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Therapy Dog Training

You must have completed an obedience course to enroll.  Your dog MUST have some self control.

In this course you & your dog will practice your good manners skills maneuvering around obstacles that are common in a nursing home environment. Your dog will learn to be calm even in a situation that may be uncomfortable, how to best maneuver to be easily petted, make controlled approaches to people in wheelchairs/walkers/canes, and you will learn how to be aware of where your dog is, what he is doing and how to keep his tail, feet, eyes & ears safe.  You and your dog will also make a visitation under the supervision of instructor.  Test will be at a different location.

 

This course will help you prepare you and your dog for a Therapy Dog evaluation.  We will have a Therapy Dog Evaluator test you

and your dog and when passed you can register as a Therapy team with Therapy Dog International (TDI) or Delta Society

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Therapy Dog Working

Want to see a Therapy Team at work?  Observe Erin and her therapy dogs working on site in a nursing home or library environment.

Dates & Locations

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